Paramount is hoping for some awards season love for 'Fences', the big-screen adaptation of August Wilson's Pulitzer Prize- and Tony-winning play, which two-time Academy Award winner Denzel Washington stars in and directs alongside Viola Davis.
The upcoming feature film, which netted Tony Award wins for both Washington and Davis in 2010 and sees them reprise their roles as Troy and Rose Maxson, is set for a December 16th release in New York and Los Angeles before going wide on Christmas Day.
'Fences' is being produced by Washington with Scott Rudin and Todd Black, and examines race relations in the 1950s. It follows trash collector Troy, who dreamed of being baseball great, and lives with his wife Rose, son Cory and his younger brother Gabriel, an ex-soldier whose war injury to his head has caused him psychological damage. Baity roles to say the least!!!
'Fences' Update: Award Season Push Set For Denzel Washington & Viola Davis Film Reviewed by Celebrity Bug on 7/25/2016 Rating: